Armenia will be hosting the Thunder-2021 drills of the special forces of anti-drug departments, internal affairs and special services of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces on September 24-28, the organizations revealed on Wednesday, September 22. The
training will take place in accordance with the Joint Training Plan for
the command and control bodies and formations of the assets of the CSTO
collective security system for 2021.
In the course of the
first phase, combined groups of Special Forces of the CSTO member States
and the Armenian Armed Forces will practice training and application
tasks in a mountainous area with difficult terrain.
At the same
time there will be a command and staff training with the operational
personnel of the Operational Staff of the formations of special forces
of the CSTO CRRF on the planning and conduct of the special operation.
In the process of solving training tasks special troops from CSTO
member States together with units of the Armenian Armed Forces and
Border Troops will practice interaction, gain experience and skills of
participation in a special operation in conditions maximally close to
During the second phase of the training a
competition in tactical shooting from combat weapons and the practical
actions of combined operating and combat groups of special forces in
solving problems within the mission will be held.